I got to talk to Sarah Fossheim this week! One of the impressive things that Sarah does is near photograph-quality recreations of iconic old technology in HTML & CSS. I enjoyed the fact that neither of us quite totally knows what some of these machines even did, but appreciate their incredible aesthetics. Perhaps my favorite part of the conversation was emphasizing that this work, while almost being a relaxing hobby in the vein of knitting, still levels up one’s CSS ability. Sarah got me thinking that it’s not just CSS, but perhaps equally or more importantly HTML ability, the ability to break down sections into components and think about how smaller parts become a whole, just like any other website work.
00:52 Guest introduction
01:45 Where do you find inspiration?
04:12 Calculator Pen
04:55 Roland Pen
07:02 Sponsor: Retool
08:26 Working with Text
10:35 What’s the connection to musical equipment?
13:46 Ethical Design Guide
21:36 What resources for training around accessibility are there?
24:06 Polaroid camera Pen
26:21 Have your coding skills improved?
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